Springs Eternal

11 September 2013 — 19 October 2013

It is 1943. America is embroiled in the war when into a bohemian household in New York State arrives Dottie, in the throes, it would seem, of an elopement. Clearly cue for a family gathering where entanglements from the past, crises of the present and hopes for the future are played out against a background of far away conflict.

Owen had written a book called ‘World of Tomorrow’. Now, as the war rages, he is devastated. What went wrong?

Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) is a major figure in 20th century American theatre, and was only the second woman to win the Pulitzer Prize. She was a founder member of the Provincetown Players, who first presented the work of Eugene O’Neill. We have already produced four of her full length plays – The Verge, Inheritors, Chains of Dew and Alison’s House, as well as three of her short plays including Trifles. 

Springs Eternal was Glaspell’s final play and this is its World Premiere.

Running time: about 2 hours 50 minutes, including interval